Ph.D., Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University, expected June 2018
Dissertation topic: Cinematic Language and the Un-made Film Scenarios of Sergei Eisenstein
Advisor: Nariman Skakov
Readers: Branislav Jakovljevic, Monika Greenleaf, Karla Oeler
M.A., Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University, June 2003
Thesis: “Authenticity and Identity in Vladimir Mayakovsky’s A Cloud in Trousers.”
Advisor: Lazar Fleishman
B.A., double major, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Department of Theatre and Media Arts (Directing), Brigham Young University, 2001
Foreword to The Gospel in Brief by Leo Tolstoy. New York: HarperCollins, 2011, vii–xiii.
“John Shade Shaving: Inspiration and Composition in a Selection from Pale Fire.” Nabokov Studies, v. 10, 2006.
“Tolpa/Chern’,” Crowds, eds. Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Tiews. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2006.
Sergei Eisenstein, The Primal Phenomenon | Art. Edited by Oksana Bulgakowa and Dietmar Hochmuth. Berlin: Potemkin Press, 2017.
Sergei Eisenstein, Disney. Edited by Oksana Bulgakowa and Dietmar Hochmuth. Berlin: Potemkin Press, 2013.
Leo Tolstoy, The Gospel in Brief. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.
Flies in the Snuffbox. One-act plays by Anton Chekhov, performed San Diego, CA (2007); New York, NY (2008); Orem, UT (2009); Edinburgh, Scotland (2009)
"'Legends are Forgotten But Songs Remain': Montage Beyond the Frame in Eisenstein’s American Film Projects." Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2018.
“'Is This Reality or a Dream?': Eisenstein's Precariously Comedic MMM.” American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Annual Conference, Washington DC, February 2018.
“'Mutability is Natural': Disney, Eisenstein, and Transcendent Form.” Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2017.
“Sensation/Phenomenon: Coasts of Utopia in Production.” Utopia’s Coasts: Stoppard in New York and Moscow, Stanford University, May 2008.
“John Shade Shaving: Inspiration and Composition in a Selection from Pale Fire.” Visuality / Literacy / Corporeality Conference, Stanford University, April 2004.
“Tolstoy’s Mirror: The Pre-Psychoanalytic in Childhood.” California Slavic Colloquium, Stanford University, April 2002.
Faculty Instructor, “The Photographic Portrait,” Parsons / The New School CE, New York (2016)
Beginning Russian Instructor, ABC Language Institute, New York (2008–09)
Instructor, First-Year Russian, Stanford University (2002–04, 2007)
Teaching Assistant, “Nabokov and Modernism,” for Monika Greenleaf, Stanford University (2004)
Co-organizer, “Utopia’s Coasts: Stoppard in New York and Moscow.” Stanford University. 22–23 May 2008
Research assistant, translation consultant, The Factory of Gestures: Body Language in Film, for Oksana Bulgakowa, Stanford Humanities Lab. 2005–6
Co-organizer and translator, “Andrei Voznesensky: Poetry Reading,” Stanford University. 29 April 2004
Curator, “Alphabeticon: Russian Experiments with Text and Image in the 20th Century,” Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, Stanford University. 8 May–30 August 2003
Advising and student supervision
Departmental liaison, Slavianskii Dom, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University. April–June 2007
Resident student advisor, Program coordinator, Brigham Young University Study Abroad, St. Petersburg, Russia. May–August 2001
Professional affiliations and memberships
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
English (native), Russian (fluent), Polish (conversational), German (conversational), Old Church Slavonic (reading), French (reading)